Torba, Bodrum Region, Turkey
Nestled around a beautiful bay on the northern shores of the Bodrum peninsula, Torba offers the perfect balance for anyone wanting to mix lazy days with memorable sightseeing and shopping.
The unspoilt and picturesque fishing village of Torba sits in a beautiful bay sheltered by a backdrop of hills and green pine forests. Enjoying such a peaceful and secluded environment, it's hard to imagine the lively nights and bustling atmosphere of Bodrum are just a few minutes drive away (7km).Read more about: Beaches | Things to Do | Out and About | Nearby Attractions | Torba Reviews
The bay is sheltered from the wind and the lush greenery gives parts of it quite a tropical feel. The sand and shingle beach, sunbathing platforms, jetties and pontoons provide plenty of places to laze in the sun and the waters are calm and clear for swimming and snorkelling.
Things to Do
Along the beach you will find a diving centre and water sports centre offering a variety of activities such as diving, snorkelling, pedalos, kayaks, banana boats and jet skis.
Spend a relaxing day fishing on a fishing boat trip, which you can book at the harbour on the western side of the bay. You can also take leisurely boat trips around the islands and coves or, the ferry boat across the Gulluk bay to Didim and view the Temple of Apollo.
Out and About
Cafes, bars and beach shacks line the waterfront and whilst some bars have music, nightlife is low key. Restaurants tend to specialise in Turkish and Mediterranean cuisine and you can enjoy an evening meal of meze and fresh fish (caught daily) by candle light, overlooking the bay.
During the summer, the dolmus service runs every 10 minutes into Bodrum which is located just 7km south. In Bodrum you will find modern shopping, bazaars, street markets and hundreds of bars and restaurants. St Peters Castle, which sits prominently in the bay, is worth a visit and is flanked by the marina and the beach.
Bodrum Golf and Tennis Club is approx 16km away or, if you have children the Dedeman AquaPark might be popular and that is just 10km away.
Along the coast to the west of Torba, you will find the bays of Golkoy, Turkbuku (Golturkbuku) and Gundogan are all within 15km (20 minutes drive).
The large tourist resort of Turgutreis is approx 25km away (30 minutes drive) and here you can relax on the beach, stroll through Sabanci Park, go horse-riding or even take a ferry to the Greek island of Kos or Kalymnos.
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